Composition, temporal distribution and vocalization microhabitats of frogs at Sumaúma State Park, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

André de Lima Barros

Abstract


We investigated the number of species, the temporal distribution and vocalization microhabitats used by frogs in a forest fragment inserted in a highly populated urban environment in Central Amazon. We recorded 14 species of frogs that belong to six families: Aromobatidae (2), Bufonidae (2), Craugastoridae (1), Hylidae (5), Leptodactylidae (3) and Microhylidae (1). There was a difference between the number of species and the number of individuals recorded in the months of sampling. We found 10 types of vocalization microhabitats used by frogs in the Park. The number of species recorded in this study, although low compared to other lists available for the Manaus area, demonstrates the importance such forest remnant have as shelter for these animals. In addition, we describe the occurrence of some reptile species found in the Park during field research.


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